The Bako North Western Group is set to take on one of Britain’s toughest obstacle courses, Tough Mudder, this weekend (9-10 September).
A team of 12 from Bako will battle over 20 obstacle courses at Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire, over the two days to raise funds for its charity partner Macmillan Cancer Support.
In 2015, Bako set a target to raise £50,000 for the charity. Donations from the event this weekend will bring that accomplishment one step closer.
The group has raised £37,000 so far through events such as The London Marathon, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and cycling from John O’Groats to Land’s End.
Hayley Salisbury, customer care co-ordinator for Bako North Western and a participant in this weekend’s event, said that despite being nervous about Tough Mudder she had been inspired by the support Macmillan provides people with cancer.
“I can’t pretend that I am not nervous at the prospect of undertaking Tough Mudder; this is something I have never done and I am terrified of water,” Salisbury said. “However, I am inspired by the bravery of the people and their families facing the battle of cancer and the help and support this wonderful charity provides. It is this that will get me through on Saturday and I am very proud to represent both Bako and Macmillan”.